uk golf women 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/6/14) — The University of Kentucky women’s golf team is set to compete in its toughest competition to date when the No. 24 Wildcats travel to Hilton Head Island, S.C., for the third annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.

Elite programs from across the country will be on display in the three-day, 54-hole tournament beginning Friday, March 7 and wrapping up Sunday, March 9.

Last time out:

The Wildcats placed fourth at the UCF Challenge with a program best team score of 866 (+2). Kentucky saved its best round for the final day as the team posted a two under par, 286. Sopho more Cylia Damerau was the top UK finisher, tying for seventh place. Damerau recorded under or even par all three rounds of competition en route to a two under par, 214, and earning SEC Co-Golfer of the Week honors. Her score of 214 is a personal best as a Wildcat. Sophomore Sarah Harris placed in the top 20 as she tied for 14th with a one under par, 215.

Senior Liz Breed leads the team with a season scoring average of 72.47 and two top 10 finishes. Harris ranks second with a 73.93 scoring average. As a team, Kentucky has three top five finishes through five tournaments.

About the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate:

This marks the first time Kentucky will participate in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, which is in its third year of competition. Eighteen holes will be played Friday through Sunday, with fixed tee times on hole No. 1 and No. 10 starting at 8 a.m. ET each day. Long Cove Club will feature a par-71 (36-35), 6,142-yard setup.

The field:

The field includes six of the top 10 teams in the nation and 11 teams ranked in the top 25 overall. Joining the 24th-ranked Wildcats are No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Alabama, No. 13 South Carolina, No. 14 Vanderbilt, No. 21 LSU, No. 23 Wake Forest, Auburn, Furman, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Coach Borst quotables:

“The tournament this week presents a new and exciting challenge for our team,” said Kentucky head coach Golda Johansson Borst. “This is a new event for us and it boasts one of the best fields that we will see this spring. Our team has put in a lot of great work in the past few weeks and I know we are ready to compete. Long Cove Club is a beautiful course and is definitely a placement course, which I believe suits us well. Our gameplan for the week is to play with pa-tience and stay aggressive; the results will take care of themselves.”

Up next:

Following the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, UK will compete in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic in Baton Rouge, La., from March 21-23.

For more information on the University of Kentucky women’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 3923

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3826

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2639

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2547

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2440

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16763

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15760

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 03, 2015 1584

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1401

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1166

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 986

Two Vehicle Collision Injures One, Driver…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 978

Back To School Bash Brings Crowd to Mall

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 827

Vehicle Accident Results in One Fatality

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 827

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 543

Summary: 2015 Fancy Farm

by KET
August 03, 2015 529

Hopkins County Pays Tribute to School Personnel…

by Ron Sanders
August 03, 2015 514

Hopkins County School Employees Honored

by SurfKY News